Prairie Pal

Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
Joined on Oct 23, 2003

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muratime: pls for God sake, next time order a small glass of of beer. As if beer is main subject on the table.. i know big glass is cheaper per unit, but please man, this is video, not a drinking party.. :P

I liked the part where they clinked their near full glasses right over top of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 03:55 UTC

Screw Nikon, I've been looking for a jumping in point to Fuji and this looks like it. I like Fuji's attitude and the warm feeling of using their hardware!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Joel Benford: Is that a joystick for direct selection of AF points I see below the AEL button? Or am I thinking wishfully?

Screw Nikon, I've been looking for a jumping in point to Fuji and this looks like it. I like Fuji's attitude and the warm feeling of using their hardware!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Behind the Camera: A conversation with Peter Hurley (62 comments in total)
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Oli4D: Well I appreciate these interviews a lot. Really.

BUT why can't dpreview not at least try to keep in mind the most simple things in terms of cinematography?
I know it's a gear-head / tech site. But this does not mean the most fundamental principles of cinematography have to be ignored :/

When shooting an interview and cutting back and forth between a wide shot and a close up shot, PLEASE place the two cameras in a way that makes sense.
In this case: If Mr. Hurley sits on the left side of the frame in the wide shot and looks to the left while talking, the close up camera should also have his head framed more to the right, him looking to the left as well.
Very simple and would be much more comfortable to watch.

I appreciate Dpreview including these interviews as part of their reporting. But the interviewERS really need get over their nerves from being in FRONT of a camera, plus learn some social skills. Secondly please have a keen interest in your guest and his/her history and achievements so that you can participate in the discussion over and above saying "sooo, tell me all about yourself" and then putting them on the spot to recite a bio. thank-you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (119 comments in total)
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: White text on black background, black text on white background - let's just meet in the middle with grey text on a grey background.

Many thanks to all of the DPR staff. I for one thoroughly enjoy this site. It's as if it's made just for me.

With the option to exposure compensate in 1/3 increments of course

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 04:11 UTC

Epson and viewfinders?? I had no idea they were interested in it. I remember they used to make digital P&S.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 02:05 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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Prairie Pal: Rather than tear downs having to be done by third parties the manufacturers should be posting build ups for each other lenses explaining the material and process and reasoning behind it all.

Oh Puleeeze just relax people. I was only implying that when a manufacturer such as Canon engineers a lens to this degree they should be promoting their commitment to excellence with visuals etc... rather than a 3rd party interpreting their intentions. How hard and expensive can it be to film the assembling of a lens and then cut it down to 2 minutes of promo material using in-house staff? Its not like they would be giving away any trade secrets as I'm sure competitors are already tearing down each others equipment. But they would be proving that what they do separates themselves from other lens makers making the same claims (water resistance etc)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 01:34 UTC

Rather than tear downs having to be done by third parties the manufacturers should be posting build ups for each other lenses explaining the material and process and reasoning behind it all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 15:05 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
On article Behind the camera: Beauty photographer Lindsay Adler (30 comments in total)

Lindsay knocks it out of the park every time she teaches on Creative Live. A real giving person, and lots of talent to share.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 07:56 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (90 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Very nice and a consistent artistic vision.

Consistency is crucial to a series of images like these. It reinforces the idea that it takes a talented eye and skill to reproduce a similar feeling in all your work. I like these.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (35 comments in total)

Joe is a delight to listen to and watch no matter what the subject or forum.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 21st comment

When good cameras do dumb things. Actually the production is pretty good on many of these. But geeez, can we get over our obsession with diminishing and mutilating the bride image already? How uncreative is that!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 68th comment
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)

Makes you think about the number of other bugs that had to be rushed to a fix just before their deadline for release.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 04:01 UTC as 17th comment
On photo Portraiture in the Adults - posed challenge (3 comments in total)

Lighting is nice. But it looks like heavy softening on her neck jaw and cheek. Some kind of a hard edge transition going vertical on her check and a scratch that runs across her chin and into the background.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 06:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (146 comments in total)
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pannumon: The lens cap alone is larger than the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

(yes I know they are totally different lenses for totally different systems.)

The lens cap alone is the size of a petri dish. (even though they are totally different specimens for totally different cultures)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 00:58 UTC

microphotography fits nicely in the "abstract" genre as well. It's all quite foreign looking with distinct colors. I like these.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 05:43 UTC as 23rd comment
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lylejk: At the rate things are going, it won't be long that we will see terabyte SDXC cards. New technologies will be replace NAND as well that have near infinite read/write cycles and will be at speeds even faster than NAND. Can't wait. :)

Captain Kirk to Zulu: "make it so".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 14:08 UTC

Man, how do they manage to pack it all in?? Hardly room for an eyelash to fall inside during assembly without causing the back plate to bulge.
I know it's a different market than whatever Nikon is working on, but I'm imagining Nikon engineers right now cursing and feeling pretty depressed over what they're working on.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 150th comment

I can't say I dislike any of these images. But I just don't see the point in them. I don't see where they would be applied commercially, and i don't see strong message that would keep anyone's interest strictly as an exhibit either. Seems like a lot of work without any value other than practice exercise.. I appreciate Dpreview showing us different applications of photographic equipment but as the artist himself said these are about re-creating his imagination and have nothing to do with the equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 13:57 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs (34 comments in total)

This from their website--"To preserve and protect PIXI’s finishing and its original colour we recommend cleaning it with a standard white pencil eraser. Special products or water could damage the finishing". Really? Water could damage the finish? Why would they build that functional limitation into a utilitarian piece of equipment?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 05:15 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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